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Asian Pork Burger Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Asian Pork Burger

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"I am a big fan of American classics like burgers and pizza, but sometimes you need to push things a little bit and try to come up with something that is a bit different. My wife and I both love Asian food and we love burgers, so one day I got inspired to whip up this recipe. They turned out amazing the first time; you just have to try these. They are so flavorful you can eat them without a bun. I would recommend putting some extra teriyaki sauce on them."

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Original recipe makes 8 burgers Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Mix the ground pork, apple, onion, bell pepper, teriyaki sauce, apple cider, ground ginger, bread crumbs, black pepper, and soy sauce together in a mixing bowl until evenly combined; shape into 8 patties. Chill the patties in the freezer for 30 minutes so they are not soft when placed on the grill.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Cook the burgers on the preheated grill until firm, hot, and no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 27, 2011

This is an awesome recipe!!!! I did make a couple slight changes I omitted the bell pepper cause I had none and the apple, I added some fresh garlic bout two teaspoons. Other than that followed the recipe and it turned out great!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 01, 2013

I followed it to a tee, aside from using applesauce instead of diced apples. I always make mini burgers, and I chilled it just as long. As soon as I flipped the burgers they broke apart, and what I was able to salvage from the grill, I had to cook on the stove top. They disintegrated and I ended up making Asian pork sloppy joes. The flavor was good, but it seemed like they needed a hard sear in a pan in order for them to have retained shape.

May 01, 2012

These are very delicious. I followed the recipe as written, other than that I cooked it on the George Foreman due to cold, wet weather. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

Oct 29, 2013

This "Asian Pork Burger" recipe produced a delicious meatloaf! I am gluten intolerant, so I had to adapt the recipe to my needs. My first bad idea was to replace the breadcrumbs with an egg to use as a meat binder: the meat was so wet that there was no way I could form it into patties (so I even left out the apple cider). My second bad idea was to bake the meat mixture in a covered casserole dish: the meatloaf was "swimming" in 1 cup of jus after 1 hour in the oven. I put the meatloaf under the broiler to brown it up, and used 1 cup of strained jus from the meatloaf (along with some other Asian seasonings) to make a delicious gravy for the meatloaf. I believe that any issues that I had with the recipe were due to the fact that I omitted the breadcrumbs. I would not hesitate to use this recipe to make a meatloaf again: it was delicious! Thank you Norm Walker for sharing your recipe.

Feb 22, 2013

What an incredible blend of flavors!! Adapted, as others, to what I had on hand: omitted bell pepper, applesauce in place of cider, flour in place of bread crumbs. Added 1 TBSP minced garlic and teaspoon of all spice. I also substituted an apple chipotle sauce for the teriyaki, as I was anxious to try the chipotle sauce. Just the aroma was tantalizing! I look forward to grilling these burgers this summer, but this time they baked for 20-25 minutes on a broiler pan in a 400 degree oven, turned at 15 minutes, and broiled on high for an additional 2 mins on each side to brown the burgers slightly. Topped with slices of apple, additional chipotle sauce, and mozzarella for the last 2 minutes of broiling - though I would've preferred a sharp white cheddar in place of the mozzarella (but we had none on hand). I'm confident these would've been exceptional exactly as the recipe is written, but they were also easy to adapt to what was on hand, and DELICIOUS and so moist! (Served with side of chipotle sweet potato fries.) Thanks, Norm, for the great recipe!

Aug 23, 2013

Excellent recipe! I ground the pork myself with my stand mixer attachment and pushed the apples, bell pepper and onion through the grinder with the pork. The chilling of the patties is super important or they will fall apart. The first time I made this recipe, it turned into Asian inspired pork sloppy joes!

Feb 01, 2013

Great recipe! I had to omit the bell peppers and soy sauce because I didn't have any, but other than that I made no changes. We topped our burgers with chopped cilantro, grated baby carrots, sliced onions and a bit of sriracha sauce to add to the Asian flair. I'll be making this again!

Apr 13, 2014

Easy, Good burger. I always make extra pattys and throw them in the freezer for a lazy night.


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  • Calories
  • 284 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 16.7 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 21.8 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 491 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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